|2013 CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW...
The Covington Cross Country Program returns with large numbers and plenty of talent to make a push at league titles.
Boys Cross Country
Josh Long returns as the boys coach.
The Buccs won the CCC last year, were fourth at the district and eighth at regional.
Graduating off that team were Dale Brant, Isaac Canan, Dustin Fickert and Bryant Hicks.
Returning letterwinners include Nate Dunn, Jared Hagan, Daniel Jennings, Alex Schilling, Steve Shane, Jese Shell, Sam Sherman, Nick Tobias and Lane White.
The new runners included Seth Canan, Ryan Hembree, Tyler Henry, Trevor Miller, Josh Sowers, Cale Wagner and Jason Welker.
"The boys will be led by the quartet of Lane White, Alex Schilling, Nate Dunn and Sam Sherman," Long said. "We will have several boys that will be competing for our last three varsity spots, which will make us better as the season progresses.
"Our season will be a work in progress, but if we continue to work hard, we have the potential to surprise some people this fall. Our league will be very competitive this year and we should be in the mix again, with several other teams."
Girls Cross Country
Josh Long is also the girls coach.
The Lady Buccs finished third in the CCC, fourth in the district and ninth in the regional last year.
Graduating off that team were Kayleigh Cecil, Jessie Shilt, Heidi Snipes and Casey Yingst.
Returning letterwinners include Hannan Retz, Sara Ray, Cassidy Cain, Heidi Cron, Carly Shell, Megahan Parker and Julianna Yingst.
The new runners include Haley Adams, Briana Grilliot, Allison Babylon, Anna Dunn, Kailyn Pond and Kara Schaffer.
"The girls will be led by Carly Shell, Hannah Retz, Julianna Yingst, Cass Cain, Heidi Cron and Anna Dunn," Long said. "The girls have worked hard this summer and are looking forward to the start of the season. The league will be strong this year. We should be in the mix to compete for the league title with several other teams."
|Front (L-R): Nick Tobias, Alex Schilling, Lane White, Jared Hagan, Tyler Henry, Nathan Dunn. Back Row (L-R): Jese Shell, Steven Shane, Ryan Hembree, Josh Sowers, Sam Sherman, Trevor Miller, Cale Wagner, Jason Welker. (Not Pictured: Seth Canan, Daniel Jennings).